A 43-year-old member asked:
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could wisdom tooth extraction hurt?

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Dr. Robert Trager
54 years experience Dentistry
Why not: Pain or discomfort will always be present so to minimize this have your extractions under general anesthesia.
Answered on Oct 9, 2020
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Painless : Having a wisdom tooth pulled is sometimes necessary. Before extraction, your dentist will use a local anesthetic to numb the area where the tooth will be removed. If you are anxious, your dentist may use IV sedation that will prevent pain completely and make you sleep through the procedure. Anesthesia is the key. Good luck.
Answered on Jun 16, 2018
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
No: No. With proper local anesthesia, should be painless. With patient anxiety, IV sedation or general anesthesia is available. Make sure you see the wisdom tooth expert - oral surgeon - for exam/recommendations.
Answered on May 25, 2015
Dr. Aalam Samsavar
34 years experience Dentistry
No: Generally any pain with extraction is when patient delays the treatment until there is full blown infection. In these cases local anesthesia fails to achieve complete numbness. Do not wait to have your wisdom teeth extracted if needs to be done.
Answered on Apr 4, 2016
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